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How do I make a file available via µTorrent


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Many thanks for the link. I have had a quick look and will study it in detail and try to action it (and some other relevant FAQs) before tonight.

One quick question - the files that I want to share are Linux ISOs, if I create a torrent for them, will I effectively end up with duplicated data on my system - i.e. the original and another copy broken up into "pieces"?

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Read up on SHA1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SHA-1#Example_hashes

uTorrent will analyze the ISO file and create a hash for each "piece". If you have a 700MB ISO, uTorrent could create hashes at 4MB intervals. You would then have 175 hashes (700 / 4 = 175) for this file. You don't need to duplicate data on your system since the combination of all the hashes become an accurate "fingerprint" for your ISO file.

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